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CURRENT RATES                                                                                        


Residential/Commercial Facilities (single-family residence, convenience store, office building, etc.) 

Base Administrative Fee/Meter $15.00     plus usage rate below
Block 1 (0 to 5000) gallons $ 7.00 per 1000 gallons
Block 2 (5001 to 8000) gallons $ 8.50 per 1000 gallons
Block 3 (over 8000) gallons $10.00 per 1000 gallons

Multi-Unit Residential Complexes (apartments, condominiums, etc.)

Administrative Fee/Meter     $15.00 plus usage rate below  
Block 1 (0 to 5000) gallons $ 7.00 per 1000 gallons
Block 2 (5001 to 8000) gallons $ 8.50 per 1000 gallons
Block 3 (over 8000) gallons         $10.00 per 1000 gallons

Non-Residential-Industrial Production (manufacturing facility using water for production, poultry farms, nurseries, etc.)

Administrative Fee/Meter $15.00 plus usage rate below
0 gallons and over     $  4.57 per 1000 gallons

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OTHER FEES                                                                                               

                    Description             Charge
Water Deposit:
    Owner         $      40.00
    Renter $      80.00    
Late Fee $        5.00 
Reconnection Fee $      35.00    
Returned Check Fee $      25.00        
Tap Fee (3/4") $ 1,000.00
Split Irrigation Tap (existing service) $ 1,000.00
Meter Installation Fee $    200.00
Hydrant Fee $      50.00 
Hydrant Deposit (Refundable) $ 1,000.00
Sewer Tap (Long Service)         $ 1,700.00
Sewer Tap (Short Service)         $    850.00
Theft/Tampering/Vandalism $    500.00    
Bacteriological Samples $      35.00
Inspection Fees $      45.00 per hour 
Design/Plan Review $      60.00 per hour
Consulting Engineer:
    Design Review $    120.00 per hour    
    Inspection $      55.00 per hour
Meter Test     $      35.00
Chatham County Specifications Book $      20.00

Connection Charges                                                                                   

Meter Size, Maximum Flow and Fees

 Meter
Size

Meter
Capacity 

Availability Fee 

Tap Fee (1) 

5/8x3/4"   

20 gpm

$    3,500 per unit    

$1000 

1"

50 gpm 

$    7,000 per unit 

Actual Cost 

1 1/2"

100 gpm

$  10,000 per unit 

Actual Cost

2"

160 gpm 

$  16,000 per unit 

Actual Cost 

3"

350 gpm

$  30,000 per unit

Actual Cost

4"

630 gpm

$  40,000 per unit

Actual Cost

6"                

1,500 gpm     

$120,000 per unit        

Actual Cost

Source of maximum flow data is American Water Works Association

 (1)In cases when developer installs meter box, customer shall be charged a meter installation fee consistent with the County's prevailing rate at the time of connection.

Notes: 

        1.  For meter size larger than 3/4 inch, the customer will pay the availability fee
             and will be billed separately for the actual cost of the tap (supplies and 
             material) 

        2.  Multi-Unit Residential, Commercial, Industrial users served through one meter: 
             Availability Fees shall be charged based on a per unit charge or the 
             Connection Charge for the bulk meter whichever is greater. 

        3.  Meter sizes and type shall be approved/determined by the Chatham County 
             Utilities Department. 

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